Edward Snowden Tells Joe Rogan He Searched CIA Databases For Information About Aliens
The shady corners of the internet are rife with dodgy forums and YouTube channels where people share dubious theories about almost anything - from the Illuminati to the Earth's much-disputed flatness.
Arguably the most popular subject among conspiracy theorists is the existence of aliens and UFOs, which is usually evidenced with little more than some grainy video of a light in the sky.
However, one man who was significantly better positioned than most to expose a government cover-up of alien life is Edward Snowden. The whistleblower - who now lives in exile in Russia - revealed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that he had searched Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) databases for evidence of alien life.
Unfortunately though for conspiracy theorists desperate for a smoking gun, he found nothing.
He said: "I know, Joe, I know you want there to be aliens. I know Neil deGrasse Tyson badly wants there to be aliens. And there probably are, right?
"But the idea that we're hiding them - if we are hiding them - I had ridiculous access to the networks of the NSA, the CIA, the military, all these groups. I couldn't find anything.
"So if it's hidden, and it could be hidden, it's hidden really damn well, even from people who are on the inside."
Fairly disappointing news there for conspiracy theorists then - though they will probably say 'of course it's hidden really damn well, keep looking'.
The 36-year-old's assassination of common conspiracies didn't stop there either.
He continued: "In case you were wondering: Yes, man really did land on the moon. Climate change is real. Chemtrails are not a thing.
"Everybody wants to believe in conspiracy theories because it helps life make sense. It helps us believe that somebody is in control, that somebody is calling the shots."
He didn't say anything about the Earth being round though, and you know what Flat Earthers say - flat until proven round, and even once irrefutably proven to be round, still flat.
The eyes of the world locked their gaze on Snowden in 2013 after he leaked highly classified National Security Agency (NSA) information from his position as a CIA employee. He was charged with two counts of espionage and theft of government property and subsequently fled to Moscow, where he spent more than one month living in the terminal of Sheremetyevo Airport, before eventually being granted asylum.
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